The stately home and 1000 acre park of the Duke of Devonshire.
YHA EyamEyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QP
YHA Eyam is a Victorian folly resembling a tiny turreted castle, perched on the hillside above the historic village of Eyam. The house was built in 1887 – the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Victoria and it became a youth hostel in 1972 after several changes in ownership.
The hostel is well-used by school groups, walking groups, families and individuals who come to enjoy the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and discover more about the tragic story of the villagers of Eyam who sacrificed themselves to the Plague in the 17th century.
Why guests love YHA Eyam
Accommodation at YHA Eyam
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Hire the whole hostel
Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.
You can hire the whole of the main building and coach house at YHA Eyam and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. These properties act as the perfect base for those looking to discover the beautiful surroundings with family and friends. Dogs are welcome too!
Food and drink at YHA Eyam
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: Parking is available in a car park at the bottom of our driveway. You are welcome to proceed up the drive-in order to unload your luggage and then return your vehicle to the carpark afterwards.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Eyam, except when hiring the whole hostel and coach house through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Eyam is within easy access of sites of interest for a range of subjects including, PE, geography excursions and history trips. With 60 beds, group catering available, classroom facilities and a games room, YHA Eyam has everything a school trip needs.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
Over a hundred years ago, in the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Victoria’s reign, Beech Hurst was built as a Victorian folly. Massive iron gates were constructed to guard the entrance to the rough holly-lined drive. The house with its imposing tower was built into the steep hillside and surrounded by beech trees which helped to prevent the shale from shifting and provided some degree of protection from the elements. The first owner was William Nixon (Old Nick as he was often called), a magistrate at Bakewell Assizes whose fines were so heavy he had a bell installed in the tower to summon his protectors should any of his former “clients” come to visit. After 50 years the house was found to be ivy-clad and in need of repairs – the bell lay silent, bats filled the tower and the grounds were unkempt. The house was owned by a Captain Bird and then by Frank Robinson – the owner of the Glebe Mine – who installed mains water. The next owners – the Hickmans - installed heating and restored the gardens to their former glory. The house was bought by YHA in the early 1970s and the hostel opened in 1972.